Best Bet
(4.4) 33 reviews
MSRP: $2,605$8,177
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 28-33
Engine: 118-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2006 Pontiac Vibe

Our Take on the 2006 Pontiac Vibe

Our Take

Pontiac launched its entry-level Vibe hatchback wagon as an early 2003 model. Styled by Pontiac and engineered by Toyota, the Vibe is produced at a Toyota/General Motors joint-venture facility in Fremont, Calif. Pontiac's Vibe is related to the Toyota Matrix.Like other small crossover models... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument layout
  • Engine noise

Notable Features

  • Sport wagon body style
  • Manual or automatic
  • Youthful orientation
  • Available AWD

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 33 reviews

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GREAT Car!

by bj from n.canton, OH on December 14, 2011

I have owned this car for 5.5 years, 132,000 miles. Normal maintenanace items only. Extrememly reliable and 34 mpg. Best car I have ever owned. Pros: Good mpg; comfortable, upright seating position; ... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

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NHTSA Ratings

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Pontiac Vibe Base

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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